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Leah Broad


Leah Broad is a Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church, University of Oxford. Her first book, a biography of four British women composers — Ethel Smyth, Rebecca Clarke, Dorothy Howell, and Doreen Carwithen — will be published by Faber & Faber in March 2023. She is a BBC New Generation Thinker so is frequently on BBC radio discussing music history, and has previously won the Observer/Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism. She wrote her DPhil on Nordic theatre music, focused on Jean Sibelius, Wilhelm Stenhammar, and Ture Rangström. She has academic writing published and forthcoming in journals including the Journal of the Royal Musical Association and Music & Letters, and in books published by Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Routledge, and Boydell & Brewer. You can follow her on Twitter @LeahBroad, and find out more about her work at

Last updated: Jan 2022